Also known as
Arctic Birch, Arctic Dwarf Birch, Alpine Birch, Bog Birch, Shrub Birch, Swamp Birch
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Dwarf Birch Overview
This shrub species is also known as the dwarf birch and it is found in the tundra of the Arctic. Grows to just over a metre tall, with coppery-red coloured bark and rounded foliage edged with blunt teeth. Displays attractive colouring, with the leaves turning red in autumn. Non-showy yellow-green, male flowers and red-green, female flowers are produced separately on the same plant, both arranged in catkin structures and these are wind pollinated.
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How to propagate Dwarf Birch
Propagation is by grafting in late winter.
Softwood cuttings in the early summer.
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